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Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, reassures that the Walt Disney Company remains committed to the continued growth and success of Hong Kong Disneyland
Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (middle); Bill Ernest, President and Managing Director, Asia Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (left); and Andrew Kam, Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (right)
Tom takes the opportunity to take a sneak peak at the Mystic Manor, which features one of the most sophisticated ride systems ever built by Disney
Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Mark Schirmer, Show Producer Senior Director, Walt Disney Imagineering, introduces the creativity and immersive story behind Mystic Point.

Tom Staggs announces grand opening date of Mystic Point

(Hong Kong, April 18, 2013) – Mystic Point, the new themed area created for Hong Kong Disneyland, will officially open on 17 May 2013, adding to the Resort an entirely new and original experience and one of the most sophisticated attractions ever built by Disney.
 
The announcement was made today during a sneak preview for media by Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. "At Disney Parks, we strive to create and deliver the best possible experience for our guests, and we have invested significantly in expanding the offerings here at Hong Kong Disneyland. Mystic Manor is the first Disney attraction of its kind, and it is sure to surprise and delight our guests of all ages," said Staggs. "Like Toy Story Land and Grizzly Gulch, which were instant hits, we are certain Mystic Point will quickly become one of our guests' favorite attractions."
 
The opening of Mystic Point marks the final chapter of the current expansion project, which will be completed one year ahead of schedule and effectively increases the size of Hong Kong Disneyland by 25 percent. 
 
"As we look to the future, we are excited by Hong Kong Disneyland's strong results and momentum driven by our recent expansion, and everyone at the Walt Disney Company remains committed to its continued growth and success,” said Staggs.
 
The new area is comprised of the iconic Mystic Manor, which features one of the most sophisticated ride systems ever built by Disney, a themed photo area, new restaurant and merchandise location, each of which plays an important role in creating a fully immersive experience within Hong Kong Disneyland Park.
 
"We are delighted by our guests' continued response to Toy Story Land and Grizzly Gulch, and Mystic Point is sure to be just as powerful," said Andrew Kam, managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. "We can't wait to see our guests' explore and enjoy every aspect of the rich storytelling and unique experiences offered by Mystic Manor."
 
Rich in storytelling, Mystic Manor is home to brand new characters, specials effects and architecture, each of which seamlessly blends with state-of-the-art technology designed to transport guests into a strange and fantastic universe beyond their imaginations. The story follows the adventures of eccentric explorer and art collector, Lord Henry Mystic and his Victorian manor house, and invites guests to board the Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage for a tour of his private museum. In addition to the projection technology that creates unique visuals, a haunting tune and special music overlay, created by renowned composer Danny Elfman, weaves its way through the rooms of Mystic Manor.
 
Every guest will be privy to a front-row experience, as the attraction is trackless, using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and a wireless communication system to control the movement of 32 vehicles simultaneously.
 
Also part of Mystic Point is the Explorer’s Club Restaurant, where Guests can enjoy Asian Cuisines as well as Halal-certified food amid a vast collection of unusual artifacts from around the world. Exclusive curiosities and collectibles are available at the Archive Shop for guests to purchase.
 
With the completion of this project, Hong Kong Disneyland will offer guests over 100 attractions, entertainment facilities and shows, further strengthening the Park’s appeal across all ages. 
 
In February, the Resort announced its first-ever net profit since opening in September 2005, reporting a net profit of HK$109 million for the year ending 29 September 2012, attributing the results to record revenues driven by timely expansion, strong sales and marketing strategies and effective cost management.
 

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